Peter Schmeichel defends Jose Mourinho, says Man United are making progress

first_img silverware During Sunday’s 2-0 win over Burnley, fans even flew a banner over Turf Moor criticising vice-chairman Ed Woodward.But, despite the apparent negativity surrounding the club, United legend Schmeichel is adamant that progress is being made under Mourinho.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams at the FIFA Best awards, the Dane said: “I don’t believe for one minute there is any unrest in that dressing room. Top fOOTBALL STORIES Latest Premier League news 3 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? REVEALED 3 no dice Pogba was virtually unplayable against Burnley, despite his penalty miss BEST OF How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining Schmeichel insists there is no crisis at Manchester United Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 huge blow “Your mind is somewhere else, you look at the eleven months ahead of you and think, ‘This is the steepest mountain’ and at some point you need to just get away from it.“Hopefully he will get that.” latest gameday cracker He added: “Paul’s come back from the World Cup having won it, he’s come back very early and it’s really difficult.“I’ve obviously never been all the way to the final but I went to the quarter-final and to come back with very little break, very little holiday after you’ve been on this incredible high – you find yourself in this state that’s been going on for three or four weeks and then it’s gone.“You completely deflate and to inflate yourself again it just takes time. Unfortunately, the football calendar is such that even the guys all the way to the final won’t have much of a break.“Hopefully later on in the season there is an opportunity to give those players (Paul Pogba is one of them) just a little bit of a breather – it is so difficult, honestly. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update REVEALED whoops smart causal Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Schmeichel is a certified legend with Manchester United “I think they are working to a plan and it’s kind of going to plan. It’s not this unsuccessful place that I read about and listen to in the media.“There’s a Europa League win, there’s a League Cup win, there’s two FA Cup finals and they were runners-up to an incredible Manchester City side last year. I think, all in all, that’s not too bad.“What I see is progress; it’s getting better, we’ve got better players, more exciting players, players who are inspirational for the fans. People want to get to Old Trafford to see these guys play.“At some point, everything will gel together and Jose will have the kind of team that he really wants and I’m sure that we’re going to see a much more different Man United team and performance.” How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings possible standings REVEALED silverware Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won revealed One of the main points of contention for Mourinho has been the nagging question about Paul Pogba: Why does he play better for his country than his club?Alongside Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, Pogba helped France to win the World Cup in Russia and even scored in the final.He has made an immediate goalscoring start to the season, bagging penalties against Leicester City and Brighton, but saw his most recent spot kick saved by Joe Hart at Burnley.However, Schmeichel feels Red Devils supporters will not see the best of the £89million man until he gets a well-earned break. predicted Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Peter Schmeichel has told talkSPORT there is NO dressing room unrest at Manchester United and insisted the club is heading in the right direction with Jose Mourinho at the helm.United have endured a mixed start to the season and Mourinho has come under pressure, with speculation of tensions behind the scenes. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img

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